Mickey Arthurs has resigned as South African coach on the eve of his countries tour of India. Arthurs took charge of South Africa back in 2005, and he enjoyed a successful time.
With Arthurs in charge, South Africa managed to win a Test Series in Australia for the 1st time, in their history and they then won a Test Series in England in 2008, for the 1st time since the 1960's.
However South Africa suffered disappointments in the World Twenty20 tournament which they hosted back in 2007 losing in the Super 8 stages.
South Africa also hosted last year's ICC Champions Trophy and they crashed out in the group stages after suffering defeats to both Sri Lanka and England.
South Africa as the number 2 ranked team in Test Match Cricket were expected to win their Test Series comfortably against England, but they only managed to draw the series 1-1, this was seen as a very dissapointing result.